The '''Seattle Police Department''' ('''SPD''') is the principal police force|law enforcement agency
of the city of Seattle
, in the U.S. state
of Washington (state)|Washington
, except for the campus of the University of Washington
, for which responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department
. It is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
The Seattle Police Department has various specialty units including SWAT
, police bicycle|bike patrol
, Water police|harbor patrol
, police motorcycle|motorcycles
, Mounted police|mounted patrols
, and Special Police.
[[http://www.cityofseattle.net/police/Units/default.htm Redirect - Seattle Police Department]]
Law enforcement in Seattle began with the appointment of William H. ("Uncle Joe") Surber as town marshal#Law enforcement|marshal
in 1861. The SPD was...